- Sat 10 Oct 12:45 LV Zaal 4
The Silk Road Express is a new railway line stretching for thousands of kilometres from Georgia to China. This project involves drilling a tunnel in Georgia through a mountain covered in fairy-tale villages, herds of cattle and cultivated fields. As the old station master prepares to welcome international rail traffic, villagers become increasingly worried about the ground vibrating beneath their feet. Communication between cultures becomes increasingly difficult until the Georgian villagers find themselves completely at loggerheads with the Chinese project managers. A Tunnel by Nino Orjonikidze and Vano Arsenishvili reveals the friction between a traditional local community and the unstoppable force of Chinese expansionism.